THE CORE TEAM

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MANAGEMENT
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Anton Deken

Team Manager

Pieter-Bas de Potter

Pieter-Bas de Potter

Finance & Operations Manager

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Sam Pijnenburg

Jasper Keizer

Chief Engineer

Project Manager

TECHNICAL CHIEFS
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David Beaumann

Alexander Havinga

Chief Chassis

Chief Aerodynamics

Jasper Bramlage

Andrea Boroni Grazioli

Chief Suspension & Drivetrain

Chief Autonomous software

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Hugo van Dijk

Chief Embedded

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Jasper Verduijn

Chief Vehicle Dynamics

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Max Menno Robertson

Chief Powertrain

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Bruce Haantjes

Chief Electronics

DEPARTMENTS

MANAGEMENT

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The Management Team is responsible for the overall project. They ensure that the team has all of the resources they need. Next to that, they make inter-department decisions to make sure that we reach our team goal. They hold oversight over the resources (Finances and Operations), the time available (Project), the technical quality (Chief Engineer) and the people (Team).

AERODYNAMICS

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The aerodynamics department is in charge of the airflow around the car. They use computational fluid dynamics and test data to optimize the shape of the chassis and design wings and diffusers which maximize downforce and funnel air for cooling. Due to the strict regulations the formula student competition places on aerodynamics, our aero engineers have to be exceptionally creative.

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Cesare Platano

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Andre Freitas

Carlos Miron

Carlos Miron

Mrugank Dongre

Mrugank Dongre

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Baptiste van Hille

Steven Timmer

Baptiste van Hille

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Andrei Dumitrescu

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Bart Kroese

Filippo Cerbino

Filippo Cerbino

Moritz Rokitta

Moritz Rokitta

Nikhil Jose
Simon Cajagi

Nikhil Jose

Simon Cajagi

Srijit Sen

Srijit Sen

CHASSIS

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The chassis department is one of the most versatile in all of Formula Student team Delft, using the expertise of many studies, from mechanical engineering to industrial design. The chassis is designed in detail, incorporating factors such as weight, stiffness and ergonomics. In this process making trade offs is key, for example you can make the car as stiff as you want, but by doing so you're adding weight, so finding the perfect balance between advantages from stiffness and disadvantages from weight is essential to the performance of the car.

David Meszaros

David Meszaros

Niels van der Horst

Niels van der Horst

Nikita Poliakov

Nikita Poliakov

Lennart Krieg

Lennart Krieg

Jonah Pedra

Jonah Pedra

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Susan Locher

Giorgio Balbo

Giorgio Balbo

Daniel Taraczky

Daniel Taraczky

David Canosa Ybarra

David Canosa Ybarra

Max Nijhuis

Max Nijhuis

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE

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Embedded software writes all of the code which runs on every one of the circuits in the car (there are many circuit boards). While it is easy to spot a broken suspension rod, software problems are more difficult to detect and can be more devastating than issues in most other departments. Fortunately our software team is made up of particularly diligent individuals who ensure our car runs reliably come race time.

Tim Anema

Tim Anema

Georgios Konstantinou

Georgios Konstantinou

Juan Esteban Molano

Juan Esteban Molano

Sheharyar Ali

Sheharyar Ali

DRIVETRAIN

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Where a conventional car has a engine to gearbox and driveshaft to get the power from the engine to the wheels, in our racers the system is a little different. Our drivetrain department has continued to innovate over the past years, finding new ways to deliver our power, which now happens through a set of planet gears in a bespoke inner wheel concept. This out-of-the-box mentality is a standout feature for our drivetrain department and its engineers, with a constant strive to increase efficiency and decrease weight.

Jurre stok

Jurre Stok

Tijmen Leen
Troy t Mannetje

Tijmen Leen

Troy 't Mannetje

Stian Baredndrecht
Manabendra Das

Stian Barendregt

Manabendra Nath Das

POWERTRAIN

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Connected directly to the motors of the drivetrain, is the powertrain. The powertrain transforms the car from just a rolling chassis to a full blown formula student race car. The powertrain department is responsible for the motor controllers and accumulator. The accumulator stores the energy the car needs to complete the 22 km’s of endurance at the competition, and is one of the most complex, and strictly governed (by the rules) assemblies of the car. The motor controllers transform the dc current from the accumulator to the ac current required by the motors. They also contain a large variety of control systems to maximize the car's performance. These motorcontrollers are being designed and tested in house by the powertrain department.

Leon Stadhouder

Leon Stadhouder

Joris Lans

Joris Lans

Leon Dybioch

Leon Dybioch

Tushar Goyal

Tushar Goyal

Karthikeyan Parameswaran

Karthikeyan Parameswaran

Varun Gottumukkala

Varun Gottumukkala

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Erman Ergul

Laia Wilson

Laia Wilson

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Robin Abrahamse

Renee Roozen

Renee Roozen

VEHICLE DYNAMICS

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In order for the team to successfully design a new car from scratch every year we need to set goals for each department. These goals are based on a combination of previous results and well thought out simulations. This part is handled by our vehicle dynamics department, therefore they shape the car in the early stages of its development.

Ivo Vreeswijk
Leanne Oosterlaan
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Ivo Vreeswijk

Leanne Oosterlaan

Szymon Blazucki

Giovanni Ghisalberti

Giovanni Ghisalberti

Jeswin Koshy Cherian
Jonatan Valk

Jeswin Koshy Cherian

Jonatan Valk

Jorge Miret

Jorge Miret Marco

Willy Hu

Willy Hu

OPERATIONS

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The operations department is the hidden motor behind the team. It consists of a variety of students and their main goal is to get the team through the year as smoothly as possible. From arranging team weekends and supplying the team with food to giving business presentations, planning the race events, and contacting sponsors, the tasks of the operations crew are essential for a well-functioning team. You get to meet lots of people and gather broad knowledge of the car and its engineers as you fill in a communicative and managerial role within the team.

Rowan Kollard
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Prashant Ramsundersingh

Florine Soulane

Rowan Kollard

Chief Operations

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Mohammed Zeeshan Shadahmed

AUTONOMOUS SOFTWARE

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The frontier of the automotive industry today exists in autonomous technology. In 2019 we built our first autonomous vehicle in partnership with MIT. This year Formula Student has challenged us to build a car which works both with a driver and in a driverless mode. Our autonomous department is tackling this endeavor.

Matthijs van Andel

Matthijs van Andel

Sooraj Ajith

Sooraj Ajith

Chenghao Xu

Chenghao Xu

Olaf Braakman

Olaf Braakman

Robbin Baauw

Robbin Baauw

Anish Sridharan
Mihnea Toader

Anish Sridharan

Mihnea Toader

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Douwe den Blanken

Vivek Varma

Vivek Varma

ELECTRONICS

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Our car is basically a computer on wheels - a very fast one, mind you - so having a good team of electronics experts is crucial to getting around the track as quickly as possible. Mainly populated by electrical engineers, the electronics department offers great insight in high- and low voltage applied electrical systems. There is also a huge responsibility for the embedded department, as the components should be sealed off very well. Not just to comply to the rules of the competitions, but more importantly to ensure the safety of our entire crew. This is especially hard with the accessibility of the electronics systems in mind, as we need to be able to change malfunctioning components in the blink of an eye at the events.

Irmak Cavdar

Irmak Cavdar

Thomas Pouwels

Thomas Pouwels

Sjoerd Groot

Sjoerd Groot

Sven Kwinkelenberg

Sven Kwinkelenberg

Harmen Schaafsma

Harmen Schaafsma

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Igor Pszczolkowski

Kirsten Veltman

Kirsten Veltman

SUSPENSION

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Connecting the wheels of the car to the chassis may seems like an easy task, but it is one of the most crucial parts in optimizing the performance of the car. To achieve this a blend of skills including FEM simulation, materials testing and systems engineering is required throughout the year. With setup parameters such as spring- and anti roll bar stiffness, camber and toe our suspension engineers ensure that the chassis, wings and tires are always in optimal position, whilst keeping the ride comfortable and interactive for our drivers.

Florian van Mellis

Florian van Melis

Niek van Rossem

Niek van Rossem

Twan Wijn
Dennis Kappert

Twan Wijn

Dennis Kappert

Jonathan Tegischer
Joup van Donk

Jonathan Tegischer

Joup van Donk